Nightlife in Zurich

Sunset over Zurich

Zurich’s nightlife mainly takes place in the old town on both sides of the Limmat. In the side streets around Nieder- and Oberdorfstrasse on the right side of the Limmat, there are a lot of hidden bars and cafés. New bars and clubs are also constantly opening in the city, especially west of the main train station in the fourth and fifth district, around Langstrasse. Also in the vicinity of the Hardbrücke are…

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Theater and Film in Lithuania

Theater in Lithuania

Theater in Lithuania Prehistory of Lithuanian theater Theater in Lithuania began with the Jesuits in Vilnius. They were summoned by leading Catholics who feared that the Great Lutheran Reformation would have an impact in the relatively young Catholic country, which had been in staff union with Poland for a long time. At the University of Vilnius, which they themselves founded in the 16th century, the Jesuits arranged theatrical performances with…

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Geography of Malta

The rabbit

Malta consists of the islands of Malta (246 km²), Gozo (67 km²) and Comino (2.6 km²), as well as two uninhabited cliffs. The islands are located on a shelf surrounded by a 200–300 meter deep sea. They consist of almost horizontal tertiary sand and limestone deposits and constitute the remnants of the land bridge that once linked Sicily and Africa. The coast is steep and cut. Highest point is Ta’Dmejrek,…

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Transportation in Zurich

Zurich is Switzerland's largest city

Public transportation The city’s extremely efficient and easy-to-use tram and bus network is managed by the Zurich Transport Authority (VBZ) (Tel: (08 48) 801 880. Internet: www.vbz.ch). The Zurich Transport Association (ZVV) (Internet: www.zvv.ch) operates the transport system of the entire canton, including the trains. Public transport operates from 5:30 a.m. to midnight. Night buses depart from Bellevue on Fridays and Saturdays at 1 a.m., 2 a.m. and 3 a.m.…

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Albania Overview

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According to Digopaul, Albania has long been one of Europe’s most isolated countries, and among the last to be drawn into the fall of the Iron Curtain. The Stalinist communist regime is gone, and Albania is now a charter destination that attracts tourists with cultural treasures, pristine coves and a fascinating history. Capital: Tirana Biggest city: Tirana State: republic Language: Albanian Religion: Islam, Christian Orthodoxy, Catholicism Surface: 28 748 km²…

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Andorra Overview

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According to Digopaul, Andorra is a principality located in the Pyrenees, between Spain and France. Lilleputtlandet is one of Europe’s oldest states, and a mountainous country with partly very high peaks. Capital: Andorra La Vella Biggest city: Andorra La Vella State: principality Language: Catalan Religion: catholicism Surface: 468 km² Population: 85 300 (2013) Population density: 179 residents per km² Life expectancy: 83 years Illiteracy: 0% Currency: euro (EUR) 1 euro…

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Belgium Overview

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According to Digopaul, Belgium is one of Europe’s smallest and most densely populated countries, and on the surface as large as Småland. It is a multifaceted country that has played an important role in European history. Both the EU and NATO are headquartered in Brussels. Capital: Brussels Biggest city: Brussels State: monarchy within the EU Language: Flemish, French, German Religion: catholicism Surface: 30,510 km² Population: 11.2 million (2013) Population density:…

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Bosnia and Herzegovina Overview

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According to Digopaul, Bosnia-Herzegovina, often referred to simply as Bosnia, is located on the Balkan Peninsula, bordering Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro. The country consists of the regions of Bosnia and Herzegovina and is populated by three constitutional ethnic groups; Bosniaks, Serbs and Croats. You have a coast almost 20 km long along the Adriatic Sea. Capital: Sarajevo Biggest city: Sarajevo State: Federal Republic Language: Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian Religion: Islam, Christian…

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Bulgaria Overview

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According to Digopaul, Bulgaria is located on the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe, and in recent years has become a popular tourist destination among Swedes. Most are attracted by the beaches of the Black Sea, but the country also offers ski resorts and hiking trails among the mountains. Capital: Sofia Biggest city: Sofia State: republic within the EU Language: Bulgarian Religion: orthodox christian Surface: 110,910 km Population: 7.3 million (2013)…

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Cyprus Overview

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According to Digopaul, Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean, and a popular tourist destination among Swedes. Geographically, Cyprus is located in Asia, but is considered part of Europe for cultural and political reasons. Capital: Nicosia Biggest city: Nicosia State: republic within the EU (in 1983 the Turkish Cypriots declared the internationally unrecognized Northern Cyprus which is not a member of the EU) Language: Greek, Turkish Religion: orthodox…

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